Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attend McCain funeral service after the president wasn't invited

Tanya Edwards
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President Donald Trump may not have been invited to Sen. John McCain‘s service at the Washington National Cathedral, but his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, arrived Saturday to view the service.

The duo mingled with the crowd, which included political figures from both sides of the aisle. The president, who has often criticized and clashed with McCain, was not in attendance.

McCain was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War and spent more than five years as a POW in Hanoi.

“He’s not a war hero,” Donald Trump said in July 2015. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

The couple did not sit at the front of the cathedral, but were visible on the live stream of the service, as the denizens of Twitter were quick to note.


Many people felt their attendance was disrespectful, as McCain had instructed that the president was not to be invited.




People also noted that the senator’s daughter Meghan McCain took a strong jab at the president while his daughter was in attendance.





Some wondered what Ivanka Trump would say at her father’s funeral.



Most people seemed to have believed that the couple should have sat this one out, using the hashtag #funeralcrashers to express their disdain.





Former presidents Barack Obama, a Democrat, and George W. Bush, a Republican, spoke about the six-term senator, at his request. It is the last event in Washington, where McCain lived and worked for over 40 years, and part of McCain’s five-day, cross-country funeral procession. He died Aug. 25 at age 81.

 

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